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March 12, 2008

David Paterson Becomes First Black NY Governor

For those of you who like seeing black people move to the head of the line (former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferarro is not on that list), there's good news. Spitzer's resignation means Lt. Governor David Paterson will now take over the state's top post.

Paterson, 53, is a Harlem-Democrat who is legally blind and a fascinating man.

He is known for his ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans and is the son of former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson, who was the first black New York City deputy mayor and ran for the Lt. Gov. spot in 1970. Continue reading

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